Wednesday, October 25, 2006

glass half full

The optometrist referred me to an ophthamologist, who found no sign of detachment. However, she found a thin spot on my retina. This concerned her more than the floater, so she referred me to a retinal specialist. (Finally, the ridiculous amount of money I give to my HMO every month might actually be spent. One month's worth that is.) He fortunately concluded that the thin spot is not a problem. But, oh, yeah, this was originally all about the floater. He looked at my eye again and said if I wanted to do a vitrectomy it would be routine and not likely to get complicated, but he approved that I was willing to wait a bit and see what becomes of it.

I'll give it a few months. The floater's getting bigger, but it also seems to be spreading out: the gaps between the clouds have widened. It's possible that it may break apart and fall to the bottom of my eye where it won't bother me anymore. In the meantime I've been trying to focus on what I can see, rather than the cloud itself.

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